Premier League Transfer News — 09 June 2013

Arouna Kone is attracting the attention of both Everton and LiverpoolPremier League Liverpool are looking to strengthen their attack and are being linked with a move for Wigan striker Arouna Kone.

The Ivory Coast international had been tipped to join the Reds arch-rivals Everton, following former-boss Roberto Martinez to the Toffees.

However, Martinez is yet to make an approach for Kone and it believed that the Reds could now make a move.

Kone has a minimum fee release clause of £6.5million in his contract and he is looking to remain in the Premier League next season.

Another striker on Liverpool’s radar is Iago Aspas of Celta Vigo. Reports from Spain suggest that the Reds have agreed a fee of £7.2million with his Spanish employers and the striker is expected to hold talks about personal terms.

Aspas impressed in La Liga last season scoring 12 goals and helping his side avoid demotion to the second tier of Spanish football.

According to a number of English newspapers, Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain is holding talks with Arsenal over a £20million move to the Emirates Stadium. The Argentinian had recently revealed that he would move away from the Bernabeu this summer. The Gunners now look favourites to sign the striker.

A player that could be on the verge of heading for the Emirates exit door is Gervinho, according to the Daily Star. The Ivory Coast international forward is being linked with a £12million switch to Ligue One side Marseille.

Gervinho has enjoyed mixed fortunes in his Arsenal career and has struggled to find any sort of consistency in his time in North London.

Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini is at the centre of a three-way tug-of-war between Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United. It is bring reported that the trio are prepared to meet the Belgians £22.5million buy-out clause in his contract.

Everybody at Everton seems to be convinced that the Belgium international wants to stay at Goodison Park and be part of Roberto Martinez’s squad for next season though.

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